Posted on: December 4, 2019
Air Date: 12/10/2019
About the guest:
Julene Gervais began her career after completing her master’s degree from Emerson College and undergrad at Boston College.
Her first job was at WECT-TV, an NBC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1996, Gervais moved to Maine and became an anchor/reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle before moving on to WLBZ-TV NEWSCENTER MAINE in Bangor and WGME-TV Channel 13 in Portland.
Gervais owned and operated three restaurants with husband George Gervais until she was recruited by the pharmaceutical industry where she went on to become a senior business sales executive for several Fortune 500 companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and now Johnson & Johnson.
Gervais is also the producer and host of Greenlight Maine—taking all transitional skills and putting them together to help the great state of Maine build its economy.
In the episode:
3:36 – Julene shares how she thought she was going to be a teacher but had always had a public-speaking passion that lead to her career.
6:54 – If she had it to do over, Julene says she would have moved to Maine sooner.
9:30 – Julene talks about how vital social media is to businesses in this day and age.
11:34 – Julene explains how she has handled the obstacles she has faced in her career.
17:03 – Nancy asks Julene about going through The Marshall Plan® process for Greenlight Maine.
18:28 – Julene shares how much people can learn about Maine and its entrepreneurial ecosystem from watching Greenlight Maine.
23:20 – Julene talks about the Greenlight Maine community, including their audience, businesses and partners.
26:51 – Julene shares that building Greenlight Maine’s network is her way of giving back to the state of Maine.
31:15 – Julene gives a few examples of resources she has found helpful.
34:23 – Nancy and Julene talk about Nancy’s Marketing Minutes airing throughout season five of Greenlight Maine.
35:14 – Julene tells listeners to follow your passion, do what you love and don’t listen to people who tell you you can’t.
37:01 – Julene tells the story of how she and Nancy met.
“A rising tide lifts all boats. We are in this all together.” — Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine
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